Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Consumer Affairs

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to general education core curriculum and degree requirements, this major requires specialized courses in consumer education, family and personal resource management, family finance, consumer law, family financial counseling and family policy.
  3. Students participate in an internship in a related area.
  4. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  5. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  7. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

Course Requirements

FreshmanHours
FCS 13103
CA 13413
CA 13473
CA 23413
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 31
SophomoreHours
FCS 23033
ID 23213
CA 33513
ACC 23013
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
PHIL 13053
 30
JuniorHours
CA 33423
CA 43413
Minor (3 hours should be advanced)12
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Electives8
 32
SeniorHours
COMM 3318S, 3358, or MC 43813
ECO 23013
CA 43013
CA 43423
FCD 1355 or 43513
CA 33523
Minor6
Advanced Department Elective3
 27
Total Hours: 120